• Padres May 3, 2022 2:05 am

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Joe Deserves the Dough, A Snub for Machado, Good Signs and Roster Questions

    Derek and Darnay hit on a handful of notable topics following another successful series on the road. Joe Musgrove could be having a Cy Young season. The guys discuss his continued growth and his contract uncertainty. With some fun pitching matchups coming in Cleveland they take a look at a rotation that’s getting crowded. How will it shake out,...

  • Padres April 27, 2022 6:36 am

    Hosmer Hits First Homer, Padres Hang Eight in the Fourth for 9-6 Win

    Eric Hosmer hit his first homer of the season and Jake Cronenworth added a bases-loaded triple during an eight-run fourth inning that sent the San Diego Padres past the struggling Cincinnati Reds 9-6 Tuesday night. “It’s a great start to the road trip,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said. “Hosmer’s (homer) was the big blow in that inning, but the...

  • Padres April 21, 2022 6:16 am

    Profar Dazzles, Gore Delivers as Padres Complete Sweep of Reds

    With a throw and a swing, Jurickson Profar gave rookie MacKenzie Gore and the San Diego Padres all they needed to beat the staggering Cincinnati Reds. Profar threw out Joey Votto at home and then hit a two-run homer for the Padres, who won 6-0 Wednesday to hand the Reds their ninth straight loss and their longest skid in five…

  • Padres April 5, 2022 3:15 am

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Managing Expectations As a New Padres Season Approaches

    A new Padres season is on our doorstep. So – how’s everyone feeling? Derek and Darnay take another look at a crowded rotation and how it might shake out. It looked a couple days ago like Eric Hosmer might be on the move, the guys discuss his presence and the team’s latest attempt to ship the first baseman. Then...

  • Padres March 15, 2022 6:25 am

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Tatis' Injury Plus Other Storylines and Observations From Peoria

    Who will fill in? How serious is Jake Cronenworth’s injury? And what do the guys think of Bob Melvin? The guys also talk about the absence of Machado and Hosmer on day one, the Seiya Suzuki situation and more.

  • Padres October 1, 2021 6:44 am

    Tatis Hits Monster Homer, Dodgers Belt Five in 8-3 Win Over Padres

    Mookie Betts and Corey Seager homered back-to-back in the first inning, Justin Turner and AJ Pollock did the same in the fourth, and Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with an 8-3 victory Thursday night. The defending World Series champions remained two games behind NL West-leading San Francisco, which beat Arizona 5-4 with a walk-off…

  • Padres July 22, 2021 9:35 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Assessing the Cost of Improving the Padres as the Deadline Approaches

    With a little over a week to go until the Trade Deadline mercifully arrives Derek and Darnay look back at the last week, and ahead at potential moves that will shape the Padres for the home stretch of 2021. The guys assess the start of the second half, performances from starting pitchers, and the state of the roster heading into…

  • Padres July 22, 2021 6:47 am

    Padres Doubleheader Halted After Win and Rain

    The Padres will be awfully glad to see a roof this weekend in Miami. Another trip to the East Coast has been plagued by rain delays. Monday’s game in Atlanta was turned into a doubleheader Wednesday, which stands incomplete as the Padres continue their road trip elsewhere. Part two in Atlanta sits suspended in the bottom of the fifth...

  • Padres July 1, 2021 10:13 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Ranking the Most Valuable Padres

    We are past the midway point of the 2021 MLB season, and have gotten a pretty good grasp of what this team is all about. So who are the Most Valuable Padres? Derek and Darnay started by taking one player off the board, then ranked their top-five, with a few honorable mention selections as well. Where do Manny and Yu…

  • San Diego Padres June 23, 2021 5:27 am

    Power Surge Continues: Padres Hit 2 Home Runs To Beat LA

    The San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers have played nine games this season, with the Padres winning six of them. The last two wins against Los Angeles have come via the long ball, with the Padres hitting two home runs for the second straight game. The Padres latest victory against their rivals to the north came Tuesday night…

  • Padres June 4, 2021 6:34 am

    Tatis Homers, Helps Padres End Skid With 4-3 Win

    Fernando Tatis Jr. returned to the lineup with a two-run homer that slipped out of center fielder Mason Williams’ glove, and the San Diego Padres held off the New York Mets 4-3 on Thursday night. Tatis’ home run was his 17th of the season, tying him for the Major League lead. Yu Darvish (6-1) pitched effectively into the sixth inning…

  • Padres June 3, 2021 10:35 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Padres Take it on the Chin, Making Sense of a Tumultuous Week

    In the wake of a challenging last week the guys discuss the team’s longest losing streak of the season. They then pivot to Tommy Pham’s collision with Ha-Seong Kim and share their thoughts on the outfielder’s reaction to the incident. Did you agree with Jayce Tingler using Joe Musgrove Sunday? Derek did and explains why he loved the move...

  • San Diego Padres June 2, 2021 10:21 pm

    Chicago, Not Padres Kind Of Town: Cubs Beat Padres 6-1 To Sweep 3-Game Series

    The San Diego Padres lost a baseball game Wednesday to the Chicago Cubs, and lost two players on a violent collision in the 4th inning. The Padres lost the game by the score of 6-1, and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim and left fielder Tommy Pham weren’t on the field to see the defeat through after a collision caused both players...

  • Padres May 13, 2021 9:36 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Anxious Days for Padres, Crunching Numbers with Sarah Langs

    A challenging couple days are behind the Padres, with some anxious times ahead. Derek and Darnay discuss COVID-19’s impact on the team, and how they’re getting by without Tatis, Myers, Hosmer and company. Then they turn their attention to the performances of Yu Darvish and Blake Snell in their doubleheader against the Rockies. The guys do another round of...

  • Padres May 6, 2021 11:26 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – The Bright Side of these Imperfect Padres with Kyle Glaser

    Baseball America’s Kyle Glaser joins the guys to explain why fans should feel really good about where the Padres are, despite the challenges they’ve faced through 32 games. Derek and Darnay ask him about the brilliance of Yu Darvish, before they turn their attention to the bullpen and Tim Hill. What needs to happen for MacKenzie Gore to get...

  • Padres April 8, 2021 10:14 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Tatis' Injury and Promising Signs From a Tough Week

    The guys try to find the bright side on the heels of a rough few days for the Padres. Derek and Darnay discuss the injury to Fernando Tatis Jr., the questions it presents going forward, and some potential options for filling the void at shortstop. They assess the season-opening homestand and the sliding scale of expectations, before launching into the…

  • Padres March 5, 2021 1:12 am

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Cactus League Takeaways with Bob Scanlan

    Instead of real games with fake fans, we’ve finally got fake games with real fans. With the action underway in Arizona, Fox Sports San Diego Field Reporter Bob Scanlan joins the pod to share his takeaways from Spring Training. They discuss the return of fans before sharing what they’ve seen from MacKenzie Gore, Ha-Seong Kim, and CJ Abrams. Plus,...

  • Padres February 25, 2021 11:13 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Observations from Peoria

    Spring Training is going full speed. After a few days in Peoria Darnay shares some observations from his time at the Padres facility. He and Derek discuss the team’s outlook on their World Series potential. How is Ha-Seong Kim fitting in? Plus, a drill that brought the team back down to earth, and pitchers knocking off some rust. Oh,...

  • Padres February 17, 2021 5:07 am

    Lamet and Kim, Talent and Depth: Padres Spring Training Storylines

    Arizona will have the attention of Padres fans starting Wednesday, when pitchers and catchers report for spring training. Some, like reliever Dan Altavilla, have already checked into Peoria, in advance of what may be the most highly anticipated season in club history. The massive expectations are due to what they did last year – piecing together a winner; posting the…

  • Padres February 11, 2021 8:19 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Spring Training Preview with AJ Cassavell

    MLB.com Padres beat reporter AJ Cassavell joins the guys to set the table for Spring Training. Who’s the first player he wants to watch once players take the field? What will the environment be like around a new group of starting pitchers – and how will that impact MacKenzie Gore and Chris Paddack? How’s a Trevor Rosenthal-less bullpen look?...

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